15 days in Mexico & Jalisco Itinerary

15 days in Mexico & Jalisco Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Playa del Carmen
— 3 nights
2
Cozumel
— 1 night
3
Mexico City
— 3 nights
4
Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
5
El Grullo
— 1 night
6
Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights


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Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen ©
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Get out of town with these interesting Playa del Carmen side-trips: Tulum (Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos, Casa Cenote, &more). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Xcaret, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, don't miss a visit to Quinta Avenida, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Playa del Carmen trip itinerary planner.

Las Vegas, USA to Playa del Carmen is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Playa del Carmen is 3 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, things will get warmer in Playa del Carmen: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Cozumel.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Tulum
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Zipline

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Cozumel

Thanks to the island's outstanding scuba diving and snorkeling options, Cozumel tourism sector remains a major employer and the main source of income for this Caribbean getaway.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, thendiscover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then surround yourself with nature on Cozumel Country Club.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cozumel tour itinerary app.

Traveling by ferry from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in December, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel
Cozumel Country Club ©
Cozumel Country Club

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Mexico City

Mexico City
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Take a break from Mexico City with a short trip to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan, about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, and see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mexico City trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Cozumel to Mexico City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cozumel to Mexico City is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Cozumel in December, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Mexico City: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Zocalo
Zocalo
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

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Puerto Vallarta

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Puerto Vallarta is known for wildlife, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, step off the mainland to explore Los Arcos, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Puerto Vallarta route planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Mexico City in December, with highs in Puerto Vallarta at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to El Grullo.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Zipline

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El Grullo

El Grullo ©
El Grullo is a town and municipality, in Jalisco in central-western Mexico. You've now added Centro Naturista Daniel Arreola to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla El Cerrito, thenindulge in some personalized pampering at Centro Naturista Daniel Arreola, and then admire the natural beauty at Jardin Municipal.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our El Grullo trip planner.

You can drive from Puerto Vallarta to El Grullo in 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in El Grullo

Spas Parks Historic Sites
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Centro Naturista Daniel Arreola ©
Centro Naturista Daniel Arreola
Jardin Municipal ©
Jardin Municipal
Capilla El Cerrito ©
Capilla El Cerrito

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Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas ©
One of Mexico's premier vacation spots, Cabo San Lucas lures pleasure seekers with its trendy restaurant scene, raucous nightlife, and, of course, picture-perfect beaches.
On the 13th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas and then contemplate the long history of Church of Saint Luke. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Chileno Beach, explore by horseback at Cuadra San Francisco, thentake in the exciting artwork at Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery, and finally stop by Manuel Sanchez Jewelry.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cabo San Lucas online visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from El Grullo to Cabo San Lucas. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mexican Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around °F in December, and nighttime lows around °F. You'll set off for home on the 15th (Tue).

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

San Jose del Cabo, Cuadra San Francisco
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Cuadra San Francisco ©
Cuadra San Francisco
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas ©
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery ©
Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery

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